20 2013

jGROUP Melting Pot or Mixing Bowl: How Immigration Shapes our History

11:30AM - 1:00PM  



America has long claimed to be "a nation of immigrants," and is now in the midst of the greatest wave of immigration in its history, with most newcomers originating in Latin America, Asia, and the Caribbean. How do they compare with their Ellis Island predecessors in skills, education, and attitude? Presentation by Martin Ford who is an Associate Director at the Maryland Office for Refugees and Aslyees (MORA) and former Executive Director of the Maryland Ethnic Heritage Commission.